This is a list of past and current trainees on the TPTRI grant.
Sarah Friedrich is a first year student who is completing engineering
courses on the Homewood campus including Biomaterials, Colloids and
Nanoparticles, and the NanoBioTechnology Lab Course. She is doing her
second lab rotation in Dr. Levchenko's lab where she is involved in two
projects: 1) study of cancer cell metastesis on a 2D microfluidic chip,
and 2) study of the relationship between chemical and topographical cues
on axon development in neurons.
Liheng received his bachelor's degree in biomedical and electrical
engineering (2008, summa cum laude) from Duke University where he worked
on computational electrophysiology and robotic automation. After
interning with Boston Scientific CRM and Medtronic (working on pacemaker
production quality control and arrhythmia detection algorithms,
respectively), he earned his master's degree at Johns Hopkins BME where
he now continues his work on developing acquisition and post-processing
techniques for dynamic MRI to image moving structures such as the heart
and the knee.
Bradley received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with a minor in physics from the University of Florida in 2010. His undergraduate research focused on the development of an implantable coil which was used to monitor an artificial pancreas by NMR imaging and spectroscopy. As a graduate student he has joined the lab of Dominique Frueh and studies protein structure and dynamics with NMR spectroscopy.
Geran Kostecki grew up outside St. Louis, Missouri and attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering. His undergraduate research focused on analysing data from experiments in which voltage-sensitive dyes were added to rabbit, dog, and human cardiac tissue in order to image action potential propagation and investigate initiation and maintenance of arrhythmia. He interned at Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management after his Junior year, where he worked on developing a new pacemaker capture detection algorithm. After rotating through three labs in his first year, he joined Leslie Tung's cardiac electrophysiology lab, where he is now using voltage sensitive optical mapping of lentiviral-transduced neonatal rat cardiomyocytes to investigate how gene levels and mutations affect action potential morphology and propagation.
Carmen Kut received her undergraduate degree from biomedical engineering
with Honors at Johns Hopkins. In 2008, she was selected by USA Today as
one of 20 nation-wide college students selected to the All-USA
All-Stars Academic First Team. She is currently pursuing a M.D/Ph.D
degree at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. Her research focuses on
multi-modality imaging (MRI/optical) in brain tumor management. In her
free time, Carmen enjoys singing, traveling and spending time with
friends and family.
Kwame Kutten grew up in Gaithersburg,
Maryland. In 2009, he graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a Minor in
Electrical Engineering. After spending a year at NIH in Bethesda,
Maryland he came to Johns Hopkins in July 2010. He Joined Dr. Michael Miller's Lab in 2011.
Jessica Mavadia is a second year Ph.D student in biomedical engineering
at Johns Hopkins University. She received her bachelor's degree from New
Jersey Institute of Technology in biomedical engineering with a focus
in bioinstrumentation. She has completed two independent internships at
the National Institutes of Health where her work involved medical
imaging modalities such as electron tomography and magnetic resonance
imaging. Currently she has joined the Biophotonics Imaging and Therapy
Lab under the guidance of Dr. Xingde Li and works on endoscopic
multimodal imaging catheter based systems for early cancer detection.
Jaymin Patel from Cleveland, OH is a second year PhD student in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a bachelors of science in biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He was involved in research in optical imaging and neural engineering, and also spent 8 months working at Philips Healthcare as part of cooperative education. At Hopkins he joined Susumu Mori’s lab and is interested in image processing and MRI of the brain.
Lindsay Wendel grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Purdue University in 2011 with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in German. Lindsay interned with GE Healthcare and Roche Diagnostics during her time at Purdue. She is now a first year PhD student in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins. Her research interests include integration of imaging studies with computational modelling to study angiogenesis.
Jennifer Xu is a first year student who has taken the medical school courses immunology, genetics, and metabolism in the previous semester. This semester, she is taking two courses on imaging, Modern Biomedical Imaging Instrumentation (focusing on imaging instrumentation) and Statistical Methods of Imaging (focusing on image post-processing, road tracking, and facial detection based on statistical algorithms). Currently she is also working on a paper submitted to the Medical Physics journal regarding a research project she performed with a dedicated Cone Beam CT machine in collaboration with Dr. Douglas Reh and Carestream. She is planning on starting another rotation with Ken Taguchi in the summer.